Residence Inn Rated No.1 Extended Stay

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sept. 16, 2002 - Residence Inn by Marriott was rated the No. 1 hotel brand in the extended-stay category according to the J.D. Powers and Associates 2002 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Survey. The survey is based on responses from nearly 13,000 business and leisure hotel guests who stayed at 52 different hotel chains and/or resorts in the United States and Canada between Dec. 2001 and July 2002.

“Residence Inn was the first extended-stay hotel brand and continues to dominate the industry in guest satisfaction, number of hotels and amenities that cater to the extended stay guest. The brand recently opened its 400th hotel - the Residence Inn Center City Philadelphia - a historic building conversion that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” said Stacey Milne, brand vice president, Residence Inn.

Each Residence Inn offers studio, one and two bedroom suites with a fully equipped kitchen including full-sized appliances, coffee maker and microwave oven. A complimentary hot breakfast buffet is served daily, in addition to a weekday evening social hour and a weekly barbecue. Other hotel amenities include daily housekeeping, complimentary grocery shopping services, exercise room, same-day dry cleaning and many locations offer in-room high-speed Internet access.

Additional Marriott Extended-Stay Brands:

¤ TownePlace Suites by Marriott is Marriott’s mid-price extended-stay brand with fully equipped kitchens and functional workspace. The suites are designed for business travelers on long-term project assignments, training and relocation. With 100 locations in the U.S., the brand provides all the comforts and conveniences of home in a residential setting.


¤ Marriott ExecuStay is a corporate housing solution that offers fully accessorized furnished apartments for a month or longer. Located in a variety of areas and settings, Marriott ExecuStay appeals to those on relocation and long-term assignments.

¤ Marriott Executive Apartments combines the spaciousness and privacy of a residential apartment with the convenience of hotel services and amenities. Located in gateway cities around the globe, Marriott Executive Apartments appeals to those traveling abroad for long-term assignments.

For more information about extended-stay hotels and corporate apartments or to make reservations, visit or call Marriott reservations at (800) 228-9290.